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See detailLa hiérarchie des merveilles : le paradoxon entre perception du divin et du pouvoir dans la culture hellénistique
Caneva, Stefano ULg

Scientific conference (2012, November 14)

Le texte discute les émotions d’étonnement, d’émerveillement, d’admiration, générées par la rencontre avec quelque chose d’hors du commun et d’exceptionnel, et leur fonction par rapport à la ... [more ▼]

Le texte discute les émotions d’étonnement, d’émerveillement, d’admiration, générées par la rencontre avec quelque chose d’hors du commun et d’exceptionnel, et leur fonction par rapport à la représentation du divin. Evidemment, le sujet qui dérive de ce propos est potentiellement immense et sans limite, mais j'ai restreint ma perspective sur l’Egypte ptolémaïque du IIIe siècle, en particulier sous le règne de Ptolémée II (285/4-247/246). Mon intérêt n’est donc pas d’offrir une documentation exhaustive, mais plutôt de vérifier , à l’aide d’incursions dans des dossiers précis, la validité de quelques hypothèses assez répandues, mais souvent acceptées au niveau bibliographique plutôt qu’étudiées dans les différents volets culturels et religieux que les sources nous invitent à creuser : 1) le goût pour le spectaculaire connut un succès particulier à l’époque hellénistique, surtout à travers le médium de l’opsis, la vue ; 2) l’exhibition d’objets et de scènes spectaculaires et hors du commun, ainsi que les émotions d’étonnement et d’émerveillement qui sont engendrées, acquirent un rôle de premier plan dans la communication religieuse entre les sphères humaine et divine ; 3) ce lien particulier entre le spectacle et la manifestation de la puissance divine fut promu et adopté par les cours hellénistiques afin de développer une représentation efficace de la puissance divine, en particulier par rapport aux divinités proches des intérêts idéologiques des souverains, et donc aussi aux souverains eux-mêmes, récemment élevés, par le biais des cultes royaux, au statut de puissances protectrices et bienveillantes envers leurs sujets. [less ▲]

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See detailR. Hunter, Critical Moments in Classical Literature. Studies in the Ancient View of Literature and Its Uses, Cambridge, University PRESS, 2009.
Caneva, Stefano ULg

in Athenaeum : Studii Periodici di Letteratura e Storia (2012), 100. I-II

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See detailF. Prescendi, Y. Volokhine (éd.), Dans le laboratoire de l’historien des religions. Mélanges offerts à Philippe Borgeaud, Genève, Labor et Fides, 2011.
Caneva, Stefano ULg

in Kernos : Revue Internationale et Pluridisciplinaire de Religion Grecque (2012), 25

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See detailD. Graninger : Cult and Koinon in Hellenistic Thessaly, Leiden, Brill, 2011.
Caneva, Stefano ULg

in Kernos : Revue Internationale et Pluridisciplinaire de Religion Grecque (2012), 25

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See detailArsinoe II divinizzata al fianco del re vivente Tolemeo II. Uno studio di propaganda greco-egiziana.
Caneva, Stefano ULg

Scientific conference (2012, January 15)

A review of the Greek and Egyptian sources showing the deceased and divinized queen Arsinoe II on the side of the living king Ptolemy II. In addition to the cults of Arsinoe under the kingdom of her ... [more ▼]

A review of the Greek and Egyptian sources showing the deceased and divinized queen Arsinoe II on the side of the living king Ptolemy II. In addition to the cults of Arsinoe under the kingdom of her brother and husband Ptolemy II, I am interested to re-discuss the famous passage of Chremonides' decree where Arsinoe is mentioned among the models of Ptolemy's commitment to Greek freedom. [less ▲]

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See detailCourtly Love, Stars, and Power: The Queens in Third Century Royal Couples, through Poetry and Epigraphic Texts
Caneva, Stefano ULg

in Harder, Annette; Regtuit, Remco; Wakker, G. C. (Eds.) Hellenistic Poetry in Context. (2012)

I discuss the role of women and erōs in court poetry, by focusing on the ruling pair, i.e. the couple par excellence, and arguing that a gentle, reciprocal love within the bonds of marriage is presented ... [more ▼]

I discuss the role of women and erōs in court poetry, by focusing on the ruling pair, i.e. the couple par excellence, and arguing that a gentle, reciprocal love within the bonds of marriage is presented as a crucial value, ensuring wealth and social order as well as the continuity of the dynasty itself. Because court life is a fashionable source of models for the elite, the poetic motif of requited love also influences the ideal depiction of love outside the ruling pair. After focusing on how internal patterns of relationship between characters shape the role of the queen in Alexandrian court poetry, I turn to non-literary, epigraphic evidence, in order to show how poetic representations of royal love integrate into a wider ideological program. Although my study mainly concerns Ptolemaic ruling pairs, I discuss some epigraphic parallels from the Seleucid dynasty as well, so that some general observations can be made on early Hellenistic queenship. [less ▲]

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See detailD’Hérodote à Alexandre. L’appropriation gréco-macédonienne d’Ammon de Siwa, entre pratique oraculaire et légitimation du pouvoir
Caneva, Stefano ULg

in Mythos. Rivista di Storia delle Religioni - Supplemento (2012), 2(2012), 205-234

Abstract The gods of the others are not simply other gods. In compliance with this belief, Herodotus puts the Libyan oracular divinity Ammon of Siwah in relation with the royal gods Amun of Thebes and ... [more ▼]

Abstract The gods of the others are not simply other gods. In compliance with this belief, Herodotus puts the Libyan oracular divinity Ammon of Siwah in relation with the royal gods Amun of Thebes and Zeus of Dodona. This paper starts from Herodotus’ text to study, on one hand, the spread of religious and political success of Zeus Ammon in the V and IV centuries’ Greek and Macedonian tradition, before to compare them, on a second hand, with the new significance that the god acquired at the time of Alexander and his successors in Egypt, the Ptolemies. [less ▲]

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See detailQueens and ruler cults in Early Hellenism: Festivals, Administration, and Ideology
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in Kernos : Revue Internationale et Pluridisciplinaire de Religion Grecque (2012), 25

How can a new deity, with her/his specific attributes, timai and epiphanies, be created? By whom? And for what purposes? Who will her/his priests and believers be? Hellenistic documentation brings an ... [more ▼]

How can a new deity, with her/his specific attributes, timai and epiphanies, be created? By whom? And for what purposes? Who will her/his priests and believers be? Hellenistic documentation brings an historical perspective to the cultic, social and ideological aspects of religious phenomena, and ruler cults are a particular case of establishing/accepting new gods. Female ruler cults have only recently received specific attention. The paper examines the cases of Berenike I, Arsinoe II, and Laodike III in order to provide new interpretations of some dynastic festivals and to study the relationship between ruler cults and the legitimation of female power. The discussion relies mostly on papyri and inscriptions, but the final analysis of Theocritus XVII argues that the poetic logic of power legitimation is coherent with the one displayed in non-literary sources. [less ▲]

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See detailBetween Drama and Ideology: The case of Oedipus in Yoruba Theatrical Practice and Theory
Caneva, Stefano ULg

in Hanratty, Conor; Ioannidou, Eleftheria (Eds.) Epidaurus Encounters. Greek Drama, Ancient Theatre and Modern Performance (2012)

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See detailDa Alessandro ai Theoi Adelphoi. Fondazione e legittimazione della dinastia tolemaica, tra IV e III secolo a.C.
Caneva, Stefano ULg

Doctoral thesis (2011)

The research focuses on the first century of the Macedonian rule over Egypt in order to study how the Ptolemies had their power legitimated in Africa and in the broader Mediterranean context. Literary ... [more ▼]

The research focuses on the first century of the Macedonian rule over Egypt in order to study how the Ptolemies had their power legitimated in Africa and in the broader Mediterranean context. Literary sources (both prose and verse, in Greek and Egyptian language), inscriptions, papyri, and iconography are used to set an interdisciplinary approach to the topic. Major attention is paid to the social contexts where ideological motifs originate and spread; to the link between media, genres and consensus making; to the genealogy and development of specific legitimating themes and their later incorporation in learned traditions or local identities. Section I: From Alexander to the Ptolemies. Chapter I: Alexander in Egypt: focus is on the role of Siwah in the perspective of the Greek, Macedonian, and Egyptian legitimation of Alexander's power in Egypt; particular attention is paid to how legitimating traditions are used and reshaped to the purposes of broadening the limits of Macedonian kingship, depicting Alexander as a Greek hero, interpreting Egyptian kingship for Greeks and Macedonians and naturalizing Alexander as a Pharaoh. Chapter II: In the name of Alexander: how Ptolemy adapted to the hierarchy of proximity to the king to legitimate his power in Egypt and finally to establish a new dinasty; main topics are the use of Alexander's body in the historical context of the succession and in the local tradition of Alexandria; the historical events of the last decades of IV century are considered from the perspective of the development of legitimating themes, such as the political allegiance to Alexander, the right of conquest, the use of marriage diplomacy. Section II: The Political Use of Religious Festivals under Ptolemy II. Chapter III: Sources and Historical Problems concerning the Ptolemaia: sources on the Ptolemaia, Pentaeteris and Callixeinus' report in Athen. V are discussed to study dynastic festivals during Ptolemy II’s reing. Chapter IV: Anatomy of a Festival: The Grand Procession of Ptolemy II: focus is on the making of an historical and mythic legitimating past through the scenes in the procession. Section III: Patterns of Female Power: The Case of Arsinoe II Chapter V: Shaping Female Power: Arsinoe II as a Queen: Arsinoe II's career and political legacy are discussed to offer a gender-related evaluation of her role as a queen in both Greco-Macedonian and Egyptian traditions. Chapter VI: Female Ruler Cults. Arsinoe in Early Hellenistic Context: the analysis combines court poetry, iconography and documentary texts to study the cults for Arsinoe both as a member of the Theoi Adelphoi and as an individual goddess, the Philadelphos. Arsinoe's case is then discussed in the broader perspective of female ruler cults in early Hellenism. [less ▲]

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See detailLa poesia ellenistica e la storia. Considerazioni sullo stato dell'arte e sulle prospettive di ricerca
Caneva, Stefano ULg

in Quaderni di Storia (2011), 73

In the last decades scholars have acknowledged a major importance to the study of Hellenistic poetry in its context. Therefore, cultural embeddedness has replaced learned isolation as a leading keyword in ... [more ▼]

In the last decades scholars have acknowledged a major importance to the study of Hellenistic poetry in its context. Therefore, cultural embeddedness has replaced learned isolation as a leading keyword in hermeneutics. Papers presented at the conference "Mythe et pouvoir à l’époque hellénistique" provide an insight into the contribution of poetic texts to the study of Hellenistic political, cultural, and religious history as well as into some methodological issues related to the interpretation of Hellenistic poetry in context. My discussion encompasses the role of myths in shaping identity, legitimating power, and corroborating geopolitical claims, as well as the close interaction between social environment and the updating of stories and genres of the Greek narrative tradition. Keywords Hellenistic poetry - social context - power legitimation - cultural memory - tradition / innovation / reception [less ▲]

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See detailThéâtre et histoire dans l’Athènes du ve siècle. En écho au Colloque international « La Storia sulla scena attica di v secolo » (Pavie, 18-20 février 2010)
Caneva, Stefano ULg; Massa, Francesco

in Anabases : Traditions et Réception de l'Antiquité (2010), 12

L’équipe organisatrice : le crimta Le colloque et ses questionnements Les communications et les grands axes de la réflexion Considérations conclusives en forme de bilan

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See detailDa Crono agli eroi. Ordine e disordine, violenza e homonoia nelle Argonautiche di Apollonio Rodio
Caneva, Stefano ULg

in Andò, Valeria; Cusumano, Nicola (Eds.) Come bestie? Forme e paradossi della violenza tra mondo antico e disagio contemporaneo (2010)

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See detailArgonautiques IV. 257-293. De l'Egypte devenue texte au texte qui devient monde
Caneva, Stefano ULg

in Millat-Pilot, Isabelle (Ed.) Monde du texte, texte du monde. Préface de Claude Calame (2010)

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See detailLinguaggi della festa e linguaggi del potere ad Alessandria, nella Grande Processione di Tolemeo Filadelfo
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in Bona, Edoardo; Curnis, Michele (Eds.) Linguaggi del potere, poteri del linguaggio (2010)

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